I'm back from Europe now and ready to get stuck into some more proper reviews. I've got a heap of darker beers stockpiled for what's left of winter and also plenty of fresh IPA and new releases. But before we get onto that I though we should just quickly let you all know how your favourite segments are going and if there's any updates to come soon.
|European Beer Challenge - After returning from a successful European trip, there are only 4 beers remaining in the challenge that started it all on Beer O'Clock Australia! Armenia, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan and Liechtenstein.|
|Et Ceterbeer - Our reader named segment, it deals with most of the ales review on Beer O'Clock and with my love of IPA's you know there will be more to come!|
|EURO 2012 - This segment finished with the culmination of the 2012 European Championships. To answer your questions; there may be a 2014 FIFA World Cup one but it would be different.|
|Macro Lagers - Almost every country in the world makes a lager and this segment tries to sample the more exotic ones. I have one lined which may be the next review.|
|The Dark Side - The segment for the thick and dark stuff. It's winter time in Australia so expect a few updates here soon.|
|Summer Fruit Beers - This segment will probably pickup more in Summer. Very few breweries release fruit beers in Winter.|
|Beer O'Clock on Tour - Country reviews from my latest trip. This segment will be shelved until my next overseas trip, whenever that may be.|
|Great Beer Styles - Lately this has almost become the Red Duck review segment of the blog. It showcases the best and weirdest styles of beer that the world has to offer.|
|True Brew - The most comprehensive review of the Australian macro scene anywhere (I'm not 100% sure that's a good thing)! There will be an update here soon.|
|Fridge Regulars - I only realized today that I haven't updated this segment in over a year. I will endeavour to change that at some point...|
|Trappist Beer - Still holds the title as the first completed challenge on Beer O'Clock Australia. I have plenty of Trappist beers in the cupboard to be drunk soon.|
|World's Best Beer Contender - Beers that are hugely hyped find there way into this segment. I don't think there's anything on the horizon at the moment.|
|The Great Bottle vs. Can Debate - One of my favourite segments to do, this will definitely return when I find the appropriate beer.|
|Oktoberfest Beers - Clearly this has been forgotten about a little... Hopefully come September/October I will revistit this.|
|Abstrakt - Here Richo and I sample BrewDog's Abstrakt range. AB:05 review is just waiting on us to combine our 2 pieces, shouldn't be too long.|
|Roadies - Work permitting this segment should grow a bit in the next few months. I love visiting micro-breweries, I just need to remember to write about them!|
So hopefully this answers everyone's questions about what's happening with their favourite segments. Keep the questions and suggestions coming at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm looking forward to getting back into some reviewing and I hope you'll all be along to read it.
Remember it's always Beer O'Clock somewhere in the world!